The blog Inventive Step today posted the latest USPTO numbers. “Significant progress is being made on first office action pendency. The problems begin, however, once an application reaches a final office action. RCE filings are stabilizing, but at a very high rate.” The pendency of appeals continue to be ridiculously long (87.3 months or 7+ years!).

“Read the full post.(Inventiv eStep PTO Numbers June 2013)”:http://inventivestep.net/2013/07/25/pto-numbers-june-2013/